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Just done with this little 'un for the Hawker GB here on the forum and happy how it turned out for an ancient kit.

The short build thread is here if you're so inclined but to recap:

 

Kit: Esci 1/72 AV-8A Matador

Build: Tamiya tape for seatbelts, opened the intake flaps but rest OOB.

Paints: White from a rattle can. Light Gull Grey mixed from Revell Acrylics (yes, I do that!) and applied with hairy stick. Klear, Flory Models Wash and Satin varnish. Pencil for some of the panel lines.

Decals: From the kit after two weeks in the window.

 

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And alongside an Italeri (ex Esci) Royal Navy Sea Harrier in Black 14 markings built a couple of years back.

 

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Really enjoyed it and might try to squeeze in another build in the Harrier family soon.

 

Thanks for looking!
Dermot

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Very nice AV-8A!  Well done

 

The Esci Harrier is still a good kit (IMHO)

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I really like this!  The AV8 looks great in the Spanish markings.

 

Andrew

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Very nice indeed. Reminds me of one I saw at Dunsfold, many years ago. Really liked the Spanish colouring and markings or that era.

 

Cheers

 

Terry

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Looking good

 

fond memories of this kit n the sea harrier ..built both of them as a lad long time ago....when plastic kits were stocked in toy shops....

 

rgds

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Nice job & great choice of scheme.

 

Pete

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Cracking build Dermo love the Harrier in the Spanish scheme.

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Awesome builds, in my favorite scale!

:goodjob:

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That's a really nice looking Harrier/Matador.  I particularly like your panel line highlights which look very authentic.  For an old kit from a long gone company the model holds up pretty well.  It's a pity Esci went West as they did some interesting subjects.  I must say the aircraft does look nice in that Spanish scheme. 

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Nice! :goodjob:

 

DennisTheBear

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Lovely work 👌

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On 5/2/2018 at 5:10 AM, Thud4444 said:

Nice kit. Does the Esci have raised or recessed panel lines?

Thank you.

Mostly very fine recessed panel lines on this one.

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